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Sanyo Taho review

7.8/10 AVG.

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The Sanyo Taho currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Sanyo Taho is a rugged, basic clamshell featuring a 2-inch, 240 x 320 pixel resolution internal display and an external, 1-inch 96 x 64 pixel display.

The Taho is designed to meet military performance specifications, which means it is able to perform in adverse conditions due to dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, and blowing rain.

For customers who need a phone that can withstand such conditions, the Taho is worth a look. In addition to its tough exterior, the Sanyo Taho offers a 2MP camera with video record and a variety of modifiable camera features, GPS, Bluetooth for hands-free interaction, and a full suite of basic phone features including calendar, alarms, etc.

Rounding out the feature set is data tethering, MP3 player, a WAP internet browser, speakerphone and a 2.5 headset jack. With a talk time rated at up to 6.1 hours, the Sanyo Taho is a tough and rugged phone that will keep you connected when conditions turn ugly.

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


After testing out the Sanyo Taho, I'm somewhat disappointed by the features and performance. It wasn't quite as durable as I would have expected and I wish it had more features for those who are outdoors than what it ships with, perhaps a compass or pedometer. Battery performance was also disapp...

- Sydney Arnold, PhoneDog

Good call quality and battery life make the Taho attractive to the average user, while some nifty enterprise tools make the Taho a good choice for businesses.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Phone Scoop

The hardware is mostly good, though I wish the dialpad buttons were a little easier to differentiate. The menu system and feature set are as basic as it gets, with little in the way of extras that could make using the phone enjoyable. Making calls is a snap, as is pecking out text messages, but...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop

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Screen Size

The Sanyo Taho's screen size is 2 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

40 MB

Internal memory is 40 MB. An external, MiniSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1050 mAh battery. Sanyo's performance ratings are 370 minutes.

Sanyo Taho Specs

Release date December 9, 2010
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/1900 MHz
EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 40 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.61 W/kg
Body: 0.53 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1050 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 370 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Unknown
Colors Black & Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.2 x 5.1 x 2.4 cm (4 x 2 x 0.9 in)
Weight 133 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display Monochrome OLED, 96 x 64 pixels, 1 inches
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MiniSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sanyo E4100

1GB MicroSD Card included
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